I was able to get out yesterday evening and take some shots with the new CZ-550 375 H&H. Let me tell you; I love this rifle!!!! I just did some shooting at 50 yards off the sticks to see how the open sights worked for me. Hit the target just fine, so now I'm ready to put the scope on. I found that the recoil was very manageable. I was shooting the Hornady Heavy Magnum 270gr Spire Points. Listed at 2870fps. Granted, after the first 3-shot string I dug around in the truck and found a stocking hat to use for more padding. I just held the rifle tight to me, leaned into it, and squeezed them off. I will say I really like the set-trigger also!! Buddy's wife took some action shots for me. Hope you all enjoy.